Its creators call the Mokacam the smallest 4K camera in the world. And it very well may be. Considering, however, that it’s not that much smaller than a GoPro Hero4, the size doesn’t really make all that much of a difference. What may very well set it apart, however, are the rest of the action cam’s features.
Able to record in 4K at 25 fps, it’s quite the powerful shooter, with a 152-degree field of view ensuring you can capture a wide swath of the action. It uses a 16 megapixel Sony IMX206 sensor, too, so you get a lot more sharpness in those videos (the newest GoPros come with 12 megapixel sensors), apart from netting you sharper-looking stills.
The Mokacam comes in a compact body with the lens out front, a couple of buttons, a LED indicator, and not much else. You can control it using the onboard buttons and the accompanying smartphone app (iOS and Android), although you can get an optional snap-on screen that attaches to the back for use as both a viewfinder and a control interface. It comes with hot-swappable batteries that use magnets for quickly switching from one to the other, allowing you to shoot non-stop provided you brought enough backups in tow.
Features include a 270-degree rotating connection for the screen (which comes with its own battery, by the way), a motion-activated mode that shoots only when it detects movement, a magnetic back mount that lets you attach it to ferrous metal surfaces, and a durable enclosure (impact- and water-resistant). It comes with a variety of mounts for use in various POV action sports.
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for the Mokacam. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $279.